XML Document formats
Just read on news.com that microsoft is giving the xml schema for its word documents. OpenOffice uses its own xml format to store documents. So I'm wondering why invent a new format/schema when we already have HTML/XHTML? One disadvantage I see with HTML is that images have to be in separate files. Apart from this, whats wrong with them?
There is also the DocBook XML format, for documentation.
HTML is about web pages. Word is about printed pages on paper. HTML sucks for print layout, and by the time you modified it enough to make it work for print layout, it isn't HTML anymore.
When I said HTML, I included CSS using which a document can very well made to be printable.
Go into Word, and save a document as HTML. Have a look at the resultant mess. I think that is what you're after. :)
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